Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona was a kahuna lapa’au, a healer from Hawaii. She spent her life teaching hoʻoponopono, the ancient Polynesian form of reconciliation and forgiveness. Hoʻoponopono believes every problem you have is not because of someone else, it is because of you.
Simeona taught this ancient tradition to United Nations personnel, hospitals, and universities. Her method is not about taking blame for the problems you face, it is recognizing that you are the person who can resolve it. Part of the process in hoʻoponopono is telling yourself “I love you, I am sorry, please forgive me, and thank you.”
Saying these words will allow an individual to cleanse himself of toxic thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is about allowing positive thoughts and energy into the mind, body, and heart. Although critics may suggest this method is not applicable to modern day problems, others have seen firsthand the benefit of using hoʻoponopono.
Len's daughter had suffered from shingles for a decade before Simeona healed her.
One unit in particular had hardcore criminals who committed heinous crimes like rape and murder.
Patients had ankle and wrist restraints and many were never allowed to go outside for fear of increased violence.
Finally, the psychiatric high-security unit was closed off.
He read every file of every patient but that was where his physical interaction ended.
"I didn’t heal them. I healed part of myself that created them," explains Dr. Len.
Simeona believed that the baggage and emotional turmoil people carry today are "things we had brought with us from other lifetimes."
Len who does not see himself as a kahuna like his mentor Simeona, believes problems are internal rather than external. Len believes humans project what is inside themselves.
Think of the person you are not getting along with, imagine yourself giving love and support, and forgiveness. After you have healed, let that person go, complete as many times until you stop feeling hate or anger towards the individual.